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We LOVE the Christmas cards!  They turned out so beautiful!    As much as Paul was dreading getting pictures done, he said we should have our pix taken by you for Christmas cards every year.  That coming from a man whose stomach was in knots having to get his photo taken.  What a great experience this entire photo session was!    Thank you for making it so wonderful!

Ft Myers Photographer Pumpkin Pie made with Honey

                                                                                                                                                                                                  For the Love of Pumpkin!

Here at the SandBar Photography, it’s not just family and children portraits this time of year that we love, but we have a passion for all things pumpkin, and especially this time of year.

SandBar photography loves all things pumpkin

SandBar photography loves all things pumpkin

Now although I am a children and family photographer I do have two other photographic passions one is with horses and the other is food. Well to be more accurate I love cooking and making food maybe a bit more than actually photographing it.

Sandy is a better newborn photographer and high school senior photographer than she is a cook!  She’s one of my dearest friends but she needs a bit of help in cooking department, She asked for this recipe so I thought I would share and find something to blog about as well. I use this recipe  for my pumpkin pie as we avoid the white sugar and replace it with a unprocessed ingredient honey.

first of all I start with FRESH PIE PUMPKINS

they are small.

sandbar photography pie pumpkins

I then cut them in half , take seeds out ( these can be baked as well for a nutritious snack )

Baking pumpkin seeds

Baking pumpkin seeds


and bake  your pumpkin halves  on 350 degrees for about an hour or until fork tender.

baking pie pumpkins

baking pie pumpkins

ninja puree of  pie pumpkin

Let pumpkins cool down , then puree the pumpkin in my handy dandy ninja blender.

sandbar photography pumpkin puree

                                                                                           I then freeze enough for 2 pies ( 1 1/2 cup for each pie)  in a quart freezer bag, date and label and freeze to last me thru the holidays.


sandbar photo of pumpkin pie

Fresh Honey Pumpkin Pie 

1 1/2 cup of Pumpkin Puree

1/2 cup of honey

1/2 tsp cinnamon

fresh grated nutmeg ( just a pinch)

I like taking the nut and using the grater makes me feel so gourmet ! LOL

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp salt

2 eggs slightly beaten

1 cup evaporated milk

1 pie shell

Mix all together and bake for one hour at 350 degrees

Enjoy ! and let me know if you try this?

We want to Photograph YOUR FAMILY!

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The time has finally arrived!  The rains are gone and the sun is shining on our 5 acre property nestled among the oaks in North Ft. Myers, Florida.

With the Holidays quickly approaching, now is the time for that long awaited Family Portrait you’ve been wanting all year.  No time like the present,

and we still have available dates on our calendar.  So call today and schedule your Family Portrait Session with SandBar Photography.

239.707.9570  or 239.707.7971

SandBar Photography Sponsors Happy Mom Conference

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Barb and I are very excited to be a sponsor of the First ever Happy Mom Conference!  We will both be there for the weekend, stop by our table and say Hello, and receive a special treat from us in your goodie bag!  One lucky Mom will win a Family session and a Wall Portrait for her home!!!! Additional  Family sessions will be raffled off !

There are conferences for dentists, journalists and Star Wars geeks, so why not a conference for moms where women can learn abut the business of running a family in today’s modern world.

Local life coach, April O’Leary is organizing Southwest Florida’s first Happy Mom Conference, taking place Sept.14 and 15th at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Estero.

Topics include self care for moms, ways to earn extra income, organizing and beautifying the home, child behavior, discipline, marriage recover careers, financial health and physical health.  Speakers com from Southwest Florida and across the country, such as Stacey Antine, creator of HealthBarn USA and a registered dietician who has appeared on The Rachael Ray Show and in Business Week.

The full conference pass is $199.  One day pass is $149.  The first 200 moms to register receive a goodie bag.  You can also purchase recordings of all the sessions for $69.

For details, visit www.uofmoms.com/happymomconference   or download their app!

(Article: Parent & Child Magazine)